Game Eight Post-Game Quotes: USC vs. UCLA

March 13, 2010

UCLA Head Coach Nikki Caldwell

On her team’s effort against USC:

“They have a resilience about them.”


On USC’s three-point shooting:

“When you’ve got a team that’s live-and-die by the three-ball, I would roll the dice with that versus giving up transition baskets and easy layups.”


On Markel Walker’s performance:

“Tonight she played bigger than just a rookie.”


On having success against Stanford:

“I don’t want them to feel any of the pressures of going up against Stanford or, it’s a Pac-10 championship. Just go play this game that you love.”


UCLA sophomore forward Jasmine Dixon

On UCLA’s play in the tournament:

“We prepared, every day, hard, each and every day like every game is our last.”


UCLA junior guard Darxia Morris

On playing Stanford in the championship game:

“I know that our team is going to go out and play hard because we know that Stanford is a tough team to beat, and we need this championship.”


USC Head Coach Michael Cooper

On the level of play by both teams

“I thought this was a very well-played basketball game by two good basketball teams that have resurrected themselves from the past to championship basketball.”


On UCLA’s abilities

“It would have taken a perfect game for us to beat this team tonight.”


On what he takes away from the game

“Tough losses like this hurt, but they only make you a better team.”


USC sophomore guard Ashley Corral

On tonight’s loss to UCLA

“We fought hard the whole game and it’s just a disappointing loss because we know that if we had won this game, we would have had a good shot at Stanford tomorrow.”


On USC’s NCAA tournament chances

“I think we have a really good chance so I don’t really have any doubts and I’m just hoping they give us a shot because I know we can do some big things in the tournament.”


USC senior guard/forward Aarika Hughes

On her last game at Galen Center

“Losing to the Bruins is never easy, definitely a lot of emotion, but I know that we played hard.”


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